Photo scrapbook: Van Gundy and Howard


As you probably know by now, it's over.

The tumultuous relationship between the ever-enjoyable Stan Van Gundy -- fired Monday after five years as Orlando Magic head coach -- and Dwight Howard is no more.

But instead of feeling too bad for Stan -- as ESPN NBA writer Marc Stein put it, the coach is "too highly regarded to stay unemployed for long" -- let's cue up the melancholy music and take a photographic trip down this Magical Memory Lane.

There were happy times ...

... and humorous ones.

There were times of nurturing ...

... and times of respect ...

... but also, times of rebellion.

And yes, things got dreary there at the end...

But no matter what, we'll always remember the best of times.